Girl Scouts McKenzie Lynch and Megan Perry from Mt. Olive Girl Scout Troop 374 recently completed their Silver Award. To kick off their Silver Award project, McKenzie and Megan collected movies from local stores that they would later donate to the Pediatric Ward at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville.
After completing this part of their Silver Award, the two of them teamed up with Ralph Fucci from Any Books of New Jersey to hold a book fair at St. Luke’s Church of Long Valley. With the proceeds that they collected they were able to earn 289 books from Fucci to put into a treasure chest that they made which was then donated to Saint Clare’s Maternity Ward. The books are meant for big sisters and big brothers so they too can feel important during their sibling’s arrival. Within the books the girls placed stickers with QR codes leading parents to a website that explains the importance of reading at a young age.